Limogne Sunday market. It was a beautifully clear, but cool morning, so a coffee at a local cafe was welcome. Last night these two friends joined me for a light supper at the Little Train House. Jean and I had tried a salade paysan (country salad) at Le President a few weeks ago, and I wanted to see if I could replicate it. I started with a base of fresh butter lettuce (from Jackie's booth at the Cajarc market) and then topped it with a spoonful of chicken livers sauteed in lardons, shallots and a splash of red wine, a spoonful of mushrooms sauteed in butter, a poached egg, and a warmed and runny Rocamadour cabecou (round of goat cheese) Accompanied by fresh bread, a few pieces of leftover pizza contributed by Laury, and a glass of red wine, it was the perfect meal. And of course, we finished with some goodies from our favorite patisserie...an opera, a citron tartlette, and a confection of coconut and apple all divided into small pieces so we each had a taste of all three. Friends, Friday night and fun food...could be anywhere in the world, but made all the better because it was here....in France!
If you're new to Melanged Magic, you might notice that I occasionally link to another blog: Musings From Red Bell Farm. That was my original blog. If you're interested in how I got from Iowa to France...that's the place to find out!